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-- today, your life is short but if you criticize the pashtuns, the taliban will come factory. i want asked abdul, the have protection if you say something that the taliban does not like? because we know karzai's brother was a big man in afghanistan and anytime someone criticized, that person never sees the day of life again. afghanis are good people, but the reality of freedom of press to me is like a joke. you cannot have freedom of press in afghanistan rid afghanistan is based on tripe. -- based on tribes. host: can you hang on the line while we get an answer and then come back to you? guest: i think what john is saying is really not the reality of afghanistan. i would put it this way. i don't know if he can get the kind of subscription we have in afghanistan. you can go to my facebook, twitter, and also to my blog and see what i am doing. how i as a reporter, in a normal citizen, a journalist, criticize the government, criticized karzai, criticized -- the way people are somehow creating the problems, it does not mean what they are pashtuns or -- anyone, criticizing just coming and killi
.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan incorrectly reported a decline in taliban attacks last year, peter. >> right. jenna: firms said there was no actual change in the number of the attacks. meaning that it didn't get better there. >> right. jenna: the international attacks on our troops, attacks on international troops, pardon me, were the same in 2012 as 2007 ven. -- 2011. is that normal? do we revise that? what does that mean? >> it certainly the runs against the administration's narrative that things are getting better in afghanistan. i'm very concerned about this. was this a clerical error? things like this can happen. jenna: that is what they're saying. didn't add a number somewhere along the lines. they missed it. >> congress has to look at this. the get some answers. we're talking about drawing troops down there. we talked about terrorism and al qaeda. and we found out from that report we were just talking about a lot of these people trained overseas were trained in afghanistan. now we may have a security vacuum there. we need to reassess what we're doing in afghanistan based on
constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rpgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate. it was, you know, on target. it was pinning positions down. >> reporter: the americans were vastly outnumbered, nearly 400 to 52. in the first hour, three u.s. soldiers were killed. others pinned down by gunfire. and with no regard for his own life, romesha led five others on a rescue mission. >> it was going to be a knife fight, getting to where we were going. >> reporter: romesha took out an enemy machine gun and then was blown off his feed by a rocket-propelled grenade. but many americans were still missing. romesha rallied a search party and plunged back into the fight. >> we had so many guys we hadn't heard from in forever. my biggest concern was they were going to take bodies away. we weren't going to let that happen. >> reporter: then the unthinkable. taliban fighters made it inside the wire and on to the
that in total to our adversaries. in this case, it is the taliban. to get to your point about afghanistan being a base for al qaeda, it has been the goal of the administration to eliminate afghanistan as a base for al qaeda and similar elements. it remains to be seen if they can do that. a drawdown will make it more difficult for us to accomplish that in the long run. host: a couple comments on twitter, asking questions about positive accomplishments. guest: the surge was designed to replicate what happened in iraq. in iraq, you had a situation with the anbar awakening. you had the situation, being in, using local forces in order to gain the upper hand against the extremists, whether they were affiliated with al qaeda or were local sympathizers with saddam hussein. that basically worked from a military perspective. when you go to afghanistan, the time when general petraeus became the commander, the attempt was made to replicate what happened. the results were mixed. you had similar afghan units in several provinces that have been turned into a pretty decent area of success for our research effo
a symbol of freedom and taliban oppression. the amazing story of this pakistani girl who was shot in the head on her way to school by the taliban. she is doing much better and she has a lot to say. her message is a coming up. gregg: she's accused of murdering her boyfriend. now she has taken the witness stand and told the jury, yes, i did it. >> at the time i had plans to commit suicide. soy was extremely confident no jury would convict me because i didn't expect any of you to be here. i didn't expect to be here. ssor. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. martha: fox news alert. an immigration hearing is getting underway any moment now in the house stkwrao judiciary. president obama is pushing for immigration reform as you well know. my two gues
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, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinus, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] [ male announcer ] when you wear dentures you may not know it, but your mouth is under attack. food particles infiltrate and bacteria proliferate. ♪ protect your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. ♪ nfc, afc, offensive lineman, defensive tackles, quarterbacks and cornerbacks are all living united. to ensure the academic
by posing as a taliban operative. as part of his plan. f.b.i. says he first wanted to bomb the san francisco federal reserve. he decided that wasn't good enough and he chose the bank of america site. five gallons would have been the basic pieces. bomb. agents say he also purchased cellphones and other items to be used in on triggering device. the plan was to driver the bomb with the components packed aboard an suv and detonated in a spot to bring the entire bank of america building, a plot b of a casm customers were shocked to hear about. >> wow! >> he tried to make contact with taliban operative shortly after getting out of jail on an illegal firearms charge. he was arrested at his father's san jose home in 2011. according to court documents, he lived in an rv that he parked on the front drive wear. his father would not let him in alone because his son's history of mental health issues. he was arrested when police responded to a disturbance and police found he had an ak-47 and high capacity clip. neighbors are surprised by bizarre plot. >> anybody could live to someone so it happens, i gues
a taliban terrorist in california, pay raise. no, freeze for three years. over the last five years one i.c.e. agent killed, one secret service agent killed, three a.t.f. agents killed, one d.e.a. agent killed, two u.s. marshals killed, air traffic controller to put the safety for my family and your family and our constituents as they fly through the sky, the n.i.h. my family has been devastated my cancer. my father died at cancer. my mother died of cancer and it's impacted on my family. dr. collins, who mapped the human genome system that will save many of you and your lives and your sons and daughters because of basically following that system, working on liver cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, which my mom died off. dr. collins and his team will have been frozen for three years. nasa, we just went through the 10th anniversary of the challenger explosion. those astronauts that sit on that rocket, those and now in the future, if you have a nasa facility in your district and they sit on that rocket to go up, they froze for three years. firefighters out in the west wh
.s.-led forces back off claims that taliban attacks are actually down last year. it appears it is not true. what does it mean for the troop withdrawal plan we'll go in depth. >>> a pair of burglary suspects a jewelry store. what the shocked 81-year-old owner did. we're live at the breaking news desk. jenna: right now the hunt is on for a pair of burglary suspects after they were chased away from a jewelry store but its 81-year-old owner. rick is live from the new york city newsroom with more. rick? >> reporter: this store, owned by an 81-year-old man, who you will see did a very good job keeping theefls stealing a lot more than they did. we'll watch it from several different angles. the same robbery was caught on multiple surveillance cameras. there is the store owner chasing after the two suspects. in another angle you see them walk into the store. they smash a display case. they make off with a couple of watches before the confrontation. they get into the car and drive off. thankfully the store owner is not hurt. suspects are described as hispanic. one is between 25 and 30 years old, between 5
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, california, michelle, fox news. >> the young pakistani girl, the taliban wanted dead has just taken a new step towards a full recovery. the latest on the teenager known by her first name around the world. and what doctors are doing to make her life a little bit more normal. and cats usually aren't too crazy about being in the water. so why is this guy swimming? swim, kitty. i alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choo any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...w
as a tragic story. malala yousufzai, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize. malala would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october. >>> after all that cold weather much of the country has been dealing with, finally some good news tonight. listen. >> an early spring for you and me! >> it's groundhog day and if you trust the prediction of a large rodent from western pennsylvania, spring will come early this year. punxsutawney phil failed to see his shadow this morning and according to legend that means warm weather is just around the corner. i'm going to take that at face value. >>> up next, behind a super bowl tradition that makes a big splash. >>> we're back tonight on the eve of one of the biggest nights in american sports. while there's disagreement on who will win tomorrow night's contest between the 49ers and the ravens, one thing is fairly certain. someone on the sidelines will be making a big splash. jenna wolfe
. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already announced 34,000 troops. that's half the total american force will withdraw from afghanistan by the end of this year. but if u.s. forces are prevented from executing their missions, you may start to hear calls from here in washington to pull out all american forces sooner than planned. >> jim miklaszewski tonight, thanks. >>> john kerry made his debut on the world stage today as secretary of state. he will visit nine countries in europe and the middle east with syria and iran topping his agenda. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is traveling with him and is in london for us tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. as secretary kerry embarks on this first foreign tr
the international symbol of opposition to the taliban has undergone another round of surgery. great britain's queen elizabeth's hospital says the pair of operations on malala were a success. she was shot in the head by a taliban gunman last october because she advocated education for girls. >>> a former navy s.e.a.l. who was known for his record-setting sniper skills has been shot to death. chris kyle was one of two men killed at a gun range in texas. he served four combat tours in iraq and wrote a best-selling book about his experiences as a sniper after he left the navy in 2009. police arrested a suspect in kyle's death and the second shooting victim, chad littlefield. those are your headlines. "reliable sources" at the top of the hour, but now back to "fareed zakaria gps." >>> only one person in the world who has won a nobel prize, an oscar, a grammy and an emmy. he's not an actor or a singer, he is an environmental activist, a writer, a very successful businessman and he happens to be the former vice president of the united states. i am, of course, speaking of al gore. he has a fascinating new
sergeant a staff sergeant who saved lives in a terrible battle with the taliban in afghanistan ferocious fateing and spoke with abc news correspondent jonathan karl. >> for clint a high honor and heavy burden. for american hero leader of a band of hero through one of the most intense battle of the entire war in afghanistan. >> clint, this is our nation highest military decoration. reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> this video was shot by the taliban on the day that army staff sergeant helped rappel the attack more than 300 enemy fighters against his unit of just 53 men definding out post the president today called tactically indefensible. >> mess men were out numbered out gun and almost overrun. >> creditd with rae taking the out post and helping save many of the brother in arms. more than 20 including rome were injured. 8 were killed. family were hear and he spoke to us about them before today ceremony. >> no doubt your fallen comrade in that room with you. >> they will be there. i just know it. >>reporter: many of the fellow soldiers here today. rome told us the med
a nato attack that took out top taliban leaders. three commanders, including a notorious al qaeda linked military leader were killed in the air raid. officials say five children and four women also died in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening c
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in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents across the pakistan border. the government o
it was to an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. that's ours, you know. we're not going to let them do that. >> reporter: how close do you think in retrospect you came to being overrun? >> almost as close as you can get w
, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize. she would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october. >>> after all that cold weather much of the country has been dealing with finally some good news tonight. listen. >> an early spring for you and me! >> it's groundhog day and if you trust the prediction of a large rodent from western pennsylvania, spring will come early this year. punxsutawney phil failed to see his shadow this morning and according to legend that means warm weather is just around the corner. i'm going to take that at face value. >>> up next behind a super bowl tradition that makes a big splash. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ]
. >> the air strike targeted two homes in eastern afghanistan. at least four senior taliban leaders were killed. afghan officials report that nine afghan civilians, including women and children, were also killed in the strike. there were likely in the home next door to where the insurgents were. this happened near the pakistani border. u.s. border officials in kabul are looking into reports of civilians being killed. back to you. >> thank you. another big story we are following. the manhunt for the former lapd officer accused of murder, it might be over. investigators found charred human remains inside a burning cabin in california where they had a shootout with christopher dorner. john gonzalez is in a satellite center with the latest on this developing story. >> a spokesperson says star and human remains have been found in the cabin where the rogue officer was believed to be barricaded. it will be sometime before police can get a positive i.d., but there's reason to believe the manhunt is over this morning, which means if the then- day murder spree concludes with four people dead and the fugi
, how our government is handcuffing our border agents. they were outnumbered. taliban fighters have been pinned down and despite taking shrapnel to his neck, he refused to give up his post to the enemy. american hero and medal of honor recipient. he's here living and joining us at the top of joining us at the top of the hour. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. plus a valuable coupon. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections
was getting help from a man who was connected to the taliban. in reality, it was an undercover fbi agent. authorities waited until he attempted to detonate the bomb, and then it took him into custody. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend. will take you to a candlelight vigil out of fairfield for a slain a teenager. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> the time this 8:18 a.m.. the big apple is blanketed with snow. here you concede new york city's central park is in white. the snow continues to fall after two storm systems have already converge. travel from nearly 60 airports have been affe
or not the troops deal with the taliban. how do you, you've seen this. how does that work out? how do you weigh both things? >> well this is the first time we've come out of a war, jenna, without really coming out of a war. the american presence will be in afghanistan probably for another four to five years. and beginning in 2014 the forces there will be down to something like 32,000 to your point. they have already been taken out of the budget. that will leave our presence there to do only two things, counter terrorism, killing the taliban and a little bit of advise and assist to the afghan army. many inside the pentagon say that is not nearly enough right now particularly given all the other uncertainties in the world in places like iran and north korea. the risk is that these nations will miscalculate, they will make mistakes. they will misinterpret what the america's all about when they see the pentagon going after its budget with a meat axe, jenna. jenna: quick question on this because i can't imagine what it is like to be in war right now which we are and hearing about the defense cuts at home
will appear firm court today. the 28-year-old suspect is a taliban sympathizer would planned to destroy the bank of america. he was arrested after he tried to detonate a bomb in a car parked at the bank. investigators say an undercover f.b.i. agent helped design something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates and his former attorney question whether he was capable of the plot on his own. they say he has a documented mental illness which will make him incapable of plotting the attack without help. >> president obama will sign an executive order to protect computer them works from cyber attacks, the most comprehensive plan yet including the developing of security standards that businesses and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowi
and that check is there. if congress does not want to wage war against the taliban, against whomever, they can cut off funding. >> thank you. >> i am a student at rutgers university. john mentioned the large majority of americans support giving the president the authority to kill american citizens without charges or trial or to process. my question is, if you were identified as a threat by some nameless official in the administration, where you want to process? >> the issue is not -- [applause] john: i don't think there would name him. they might name me. >> the issue is whether we are in a war situation, whether we are operating under the war powers of the constitution or whether we are in a law enforcement situation. the to have radically different approaches. we killed tens of thousands of american citizens, maybe hundreds of thousands with no due process in the civil war, and it was the right thing to do. [applause] john: on that note we're out of time. >> you want to discredit a movement, defend the confederacy. go ahead. john: ambassador bolton. no more time left. than
by the taliban, for simply campaigning for the right for women to have an education. she has incredible poise yet at the same time seems to young. >> i can walk a bit, i can talk. i'm feeling better. it doesn't seem like i had a very big operation. >> reporter: it was in phage major surgery. the smashed part of her skill and a sophisticated hearing aid inserted where she had been left deaf in one side by the bullet. through the last piece of her surgery is expected, it may be sometime before she leaves hospital, possibly up to 18 months before she will be able to leave the uk. keira simmons, nbc news, birmingham. >>> a fund has been started to fund grants. >>> four rare animals are getting quite a bit of attention at a zoo in austria. four white tiger cubs born five weeks ago made that i public debut. these cubs weighed an average of 3 pounds each at birth, now gaining weight considerableably and getting healthier. zoo officials say they should do well, because their mom is willing to care for them. there are only 300 white tigers in the entire world now, all of them are in captivity. >> wow, the
no group is claiming responsibility. it is suspected the pakistani taliban is behind this attack. meantime, republicans are warning president obama not to move forward with his own immigration reform plan. they are furious the white house is drafting legislation even if lawmakers try to hammer out proposals of their own. nbc's tracie potts has more from capitol hill. >> i'm happy with the with president. he's given us the space. i'm optimistic we can get something done. >> reporter: other lawmakers here are warning president obama to back off after someone leaked a white house proposal that would immediately protect 11 million illegal immigrants and allow them to become citizens within eight years. it does not guarantee what republicans want -- border security first. >> that tells us he's looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. >> this is the president torpedoing his plan. it shows me he's really not serious. >> reporter: the white house says its proposal is a backup plan for the group of eight democrats and republicans working behind the scenes on a compromise. >>
in afghanistan about the taliban and after that i was here in boston visiting jenna. we went shopping and delays and the cosmetic counter in the department store and came up and said thank you so much for speaking for women in afghanistan. that was really the first time that i thought, they heard me. -- in austin. i think i knew the first lady had a podium, but i did not really know until after that. >> c-span has this first of a kind project for television, examining the public and private lives of the women to serve as first lady. season one begins next monday president's day at 9:00 a.m. eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. host: on mondays we take a look at your money, how taxpayer dollars are being spent. our focus today is rebuilding afghanistan. john sopko is our guest. he's the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction. we were just talking about you have your own acronym in washington, that's important. the price tag so far for rebuilding afghanistan, $87 billion. what is your role in overseeing that money? guest:
qaeda, the taliban, and its associated forces. second, in this conflict, as indeed in any conflict, the united states is lawfully entitled. and finally, whatever the constitution's due process guarantees may require before targeting a u.s. citizen, these requirements are more than satisfied by rigorous judgment that a person needs the administration's narrow targeting. to understand why this position must be correct, consider a domestic hostage situation. in such a situation, even law enforcement will use this command it will do so without judicial preapproval when the threats of the lives of the hostages is serious. nobody takes the position that such actions constitute and killings. it is not profoundly different from this hostage situation. a mounting chorus of critics has insisted that judicial review must be a feature of the framework that authorizes the targeting of american nationals. whatever the merit of these mechanisms, one point is very clear. current law simply does not provide for prospective judicial involvement in targeting decisions. it is therefore hard for having
was banned for years by the taliban. now with help from the state department, the world bank and other supporters, these young afghan children are enjoying a rare moment of harmony. 13-year-old leila zhari has been waiting two years for this moment, the chance to perform on the world stage, while breaking another taliban taboo, girls and boys playing music together. which do you like better, the drums or the trumpet? which is more fun? >> the drums. >> reporter: the drums? she's one of 48 young musicians who attend the only music school in afghanistan. where music was strictly banned under taliban rule. many in the group are orphaned by war. some even lived on the streets. today they're nearly 7,000 miles from home, bringing traditional sound from their homeland. the tambor, meksed with western harmonies they're also learning. organizers hope the young musicians can learn about america and america can learn about afghanistan. music is making a comeback. >> the future of afghanistan, where the children of the country are, the future and that hope is not dead. >> reporter: how does it fe
are obsessed with the taliban and we ought to be. what about the gangs? they are ruining neighborhoods all over the country? we need a federal task force, if it takes 500 agents, a thousand agents, go into chicago. i know, eric holder doesn't want to it. a cookie cutter approach and rahm eman nell doesn't want to do it. and he says they cannot be concerned with drug dealers with guns and every gang member on the street of chicago, starting tomorrow morning, let's pick 'em up, we have a federal law to get 'em off the street and put 'em in prison and that would cut crime and we're not doing it. >> chris: well, that is a perfectly legitimate point and, it wouldn't have saved the people in newtown or aurora, colorado or clackmas county, oregon. i want to talk about the question of rights. this heller case is the case, a victory for the nra in which the court affirmed, the second amendment, means what it says, but here's what justice salia wrote in the majority opinion: the second amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms. of course, the right was not unlimited. not unlimited. sc
was with them in 2009, during the war and when the taliban ruled the valley, her father's name was announced on the fm airways, and death threats were issued against him. so now, malala is part of that equation. so this is nothing new to the family. >> adam ellick, thank you very much for the update. >> thank you. >>> running for cover. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this crying and gnashing of republican teeth. it started with karl rove wailing in the gop wilderness screaming for an end to crazy candidates. no more rape candidates, he said. in fact, he cried that out. no more akins or mourdocks and the rest. all that did was to awaken the sleeping dogs. joe walsh is out there today with a new political action committee. steve king and paul broun are howling in fury that big shots like karl rove are saying who should be the republican nominees and who shouldn't. today it was eric cantor's turn. the young dick nixon of the gop house is now saying he wants change. trouble is what he's said before and where he talked toda
artillery at taliban units in eastern afghanistan. >> as we wait, lawmakers are going to be grilling john brennan, the architect of this policy during his confirmation hearings for cia director, and that's coming up tomorrow. do you think that this is going to have a big impact, a lot of questions during that confirmation directly on this? >> brennan was put on the grill before over the so called torture memos. he's a career cia officer. he's a magnificent public servant. he's extremely knowledgeable. i'm sure he will be questioned closely about all this. and that's appropriate. having said that, he's not the architect of anything. this is a responsibility the commander in chief, the secretary of defense and the cia director. so that's who we ought to hold accountable. >> are drone strikes the future? >> well, all the other nations are now building drones. and so again, there's precedence here that we should be concerned about. because this sort of tool will be use against us in the coming decades. having said that, we've got to protect the american people. we have decimated al qaeda glob
fought fiercely against the taliban in afghanistan and killing those who breached the perimeter. and army said he displayed exe extraordinary heroism. and from lake city, california he now lives in north dakota with his wife and children. if you want more information about the sergeant, please go to the website, cmohs. cmohs.org. factor tip of the day and by the way i'll be on letterman doesn't if you care. that's it for us tonight. please check out the fox news website, which is different from bill o'reilly.com. also, we would like you to spout out about the factor
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